Chip Franklin

Franklin is a 25 year veteran of talk radio, beginning his career in Washington DC during Clinton’s first term. He currently hosts the afternoon show at KGO radio, San Francisco. In addition, Chip is an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and scribe, garnering seven Edward R Murrow awards, including the National Murrow award for writing. He’s also won The New York Festival honors for his unconventional coverage of The Democratic and Republican conventions, as well as more than 30 AP awards for broadcasting, and numerous appearances on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and CNN. He has appeared at over 500 colleges and universities and more than a hundred Fortune 1000 companies as a speaker, comedian, and media consultant. Marc Fisher, senior editor at the Washington Post says, “Chip adds irony to a medium that rarely trusts its audience to get the joke.” He is however, a mediocre dancer.
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May 17th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Art Of Faking News

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

May 13th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Too Much Trump? STFU

I’ve been told that my radio show and stand-up focuses too much on lambasting Trump and his cadre of circus performers. I recently read where SNL is being criticized for doing too many jokes at 45’s expense; that people are getting weary. And to that I say-Go F yourself! Trump is an unmitigated disaster. There’s …

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May 10th, 2018

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InsideChip: You Don’t Need To Be A Man To Have Balls

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 10th, 2018

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InsideChip: You Have A Better Word?

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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May 6th, 2018

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InsideNews: There Is A Thing Called Truth

Nikki Medoro is an award winning journalist and broadcaster who co-hosts the afternoon drive show with Chip Franklin at KGO radio, San Francisco

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May 2nd, 2018

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InsideMedia: The New Face Of Courage

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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April 30th, 2018

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InsideChip: Hey Goober, Pay Attention

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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April 19th, 2018

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InsideChip: News 4/20/18

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

April 18th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Sanctuary Cities Saving Lives

It’s all BS. Amidst all of the fearful whimpering coming from Trump, conservatives and deplorables, is how “Sanctuary Cities” are making us unsafe, and contributing to crime. That’s a lie. Think about it. Law abiding, tax paying, hard working undocumented Americans have much to lose, not only at the hands of Trump and his ICE …

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April 18th, 2018

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InsideChip: From Russia, With Trump

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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April 12th, 2018

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InsideChip: Wag the Dog?

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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April 9th, 2018

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InsideChip: The Politics Of Hate

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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March 30th, 2018

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InsideChip: InsideTrump

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

March 28th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Hillary; Time For You To Go

It’s time Hillary. Watching the hundreds of thousands of young people march for sensible gun control showed me a picture of the liberal future of America, and it doesn’t include you. For starters, you and President Clinton aren’t liberals. You are establishment politicians who backed the Defense of Marriage act, welfare reform, and hawkish responses …

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March 15th, 2018

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InsideChip: The Mexican Mountain Climbers

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

March 8th, 2018

Chip Franklin

ICE Makes Everything More Dangerous

“I thought Bay Area would thank me,” said the clueless Trump sh*thole who just made life more dangerous. “I would think that the Oakland mayor and the Congressional representatives in California would send me letters thanking me for removing public safety threats,”acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan said, in an interview with …

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March 2nd, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Week In Trump

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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February 22nd, 2018

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InsideChip: The Guns Of Irony

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

February 20th, 2018

Chip Franklin

In Defense Of Being Liberal

I used to do a daily hit on CNN during the build-up to the Iraq invasion. The producer wanted to call me a Libertarian, because they already had a Republican and a Democrat. At the time, I thought a Libertarian was a Republican who smoked pot. I wasn’t a Republican and I hadn’t gotten high …

February 15th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Thoughts and Prayers, Guns and Bullets

First of all, nothing will happen. Another school shooting, more dead children. Congress sends their thoughts and prayers, guns and bullets, death and carnage, to Americans, wrapped neatly inside the empty rhetoric of the Second Amendment, all while whored to the huge pockets of the National Rifle Association. And there will be no new legislation …

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February 11th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Unfortunate 500

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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February 8th, 2018

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InsideChip: The Morality Clause

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

February 7th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Morality Clauses Having Nothing To Do With Morals

Hollywood is going to start putting morality clauses in contracts. So if a star does something immoral, they can fire him from the movie and move him into management. Of course in Hollywood, they define morality like the rest of us; as someone else’s problem. ” “I’d never do that, and if I did it’s …

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January 31st, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: Trump’s Mental Health (Or Lack Thereof)

“Maybe Mexico will pay for the wall, to protect themselves from us” Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 29th, 2018

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InsideChip: The State Of The Orange

Melania: Can I be the designated survivor?

January 27th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Sean Hannity; He Will Have His Reckoning

For about thirty seconds, I actually felt sorry for Sean Hannity. But that couldn’t last. Hannity opened his show with a strong FOX position that the NY Times lied about the report that Trump had ordered Mueller’s firing last June. Then, near the end of the show, with that shit-eating smirk, said FOX news was …

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January 26th, 2018

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InsideChip: You Might Be A Racist

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

January 24th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Give Trump The Wall? It’s A Winning Strategy

Give him the wall. Then candidate Donald Trump campaigned on a xenophobic message of hate and exclusion for not only Muslims and Latinos, but Dreamers, the 800,000 “Americans” who came here as children and flourished as “New” Americans. (For the record, people from Mexico are technically Americans, as Mexico is a huge chunk of North …

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January 23rd, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: Trump’s Porny Past?

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 21st, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Women’s March

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 17th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: Make America Fat Again

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 15th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: The Sh*thole Phenomena

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

January 14th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Trump: A Cancer On The Presidency

Watching Meet The Press this morning, I actually cringed for Rand Paul as he tried to defend Trump over his racist comments. Echoing Paul Ryan, McConnell, Cruz and all of FOX news, they continue to characterize Trump as “inappropriate, unfortunate, and unhelpful.”  FOX’s Hannity, Waters, and Kilmeade say he speaks for the average American. Oh. …

January 12th, 2018

Chip Franklin

Fake News Awards Means Legal Trouble, Except For Trump

Again, without any thought of it’s appropriateness, legality, or basic decency, Trump’s announcement that he would hold “FAKE NEWS AWARDS” imperils Federal employees. In November Trump tweeted, “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage …

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January 11th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideChip: All The Money In The World? For Men Anyway

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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January 7th, 2018

Chip Franklin

InsideNews: Why Climate Change Makes Us Colder

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

January 2nd, 2018

Chip Franklin

2018 – Time For Women To Save The World?

There is something in the air, and no, it’s not more snow. Today Tina Smith will take over as embattled MN Senator Al Franken steps down. And as positive for women as that might sound, the overall numbers are dismal. Women make up less than 20% of Congress, and in the US, women in elected …

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January 1st, 2018

Chip Franklin

Inside 2017; Where The Clear Winner Was Alcohol

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

December 26th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The War On Christmas? Never About Christmas

White Protestants, or if we’re being honest, racists, who insist that we say “Christmas” instead of “Holiday” might reconsider if they did a little bit of homework. With Trump leading the chant, they call on Americans to embrace “the reason for the season,” as a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, …

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December 21st, 2017

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InsideChip: Executive or White Privilege?

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

December 17th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Will Trump Start A Nuclear War?

President Trump’s over-the-top rhetoric has the world on edge, but what effect does it have on Kim Jung Un? Good question, right? As we gauge the international reaction to North Korea’s continued missile launches, here’s a list of what we don’t know; Does Kim have the capability to launch a missile with a fissionable device …

December 16th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Does “Smart” Barbie Look a Little Heavier?

The latest barrage of sexual assault and harassment allegations against men has me thinking and viewing the world differently. As it should. A friend sent me this picture of two Barbies. There’s the “scientist” Barbie and “ice skater” Barbie. They are both attractive representations, but the scientist Barbie seems to be dressed more modestly, and …

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December 15th, 2017

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InsideChip News: Paul Ryan’s Soul Search

Roy Moore still hasn’t conceded, and his press spokesman actually said this, Judge Moore is loved in Alabama. and has touched a lot of people.” Uh Dude? I think that was the problem. Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in …

December 15th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Baby, Please Don’t Go

The annual White House Christmas party for reporters is always worthy of a few jokes. During the course of the year a popular joke among the press corps is “Man you pissed them off. You won’t get an invitation to the Christmas party.” Apparently April Ryan, the African American reporter from American Urban Radio Networks,  did just that. She …

December 14th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The Tax Bill: Sausage Getting Made

If there’s anything certain in politics, it’s this: politics always wins. The GOP Tax bill first promised big cuts for the middle-class, then scared a lot of Americans with the threat of draconian cuts in long established areas, and now is positioned to do as originally intended; provide tax relief for corporations. To be sure, …

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December 14th, 2017

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InsideChip News: Huckabee Goes Off

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “Roy Moore is still not ready to concede the election. He says he found a loophole in a 20 yr old law. A 20 yr …

December 13th, 2017

Chip Franklin

When “They” Lose, Do “You” Win?

The Democratic party had a great Tuesday, or maybe the GOP had a horrific one. Is there a difference? Politics is like those geometry tests where the two trains are heading for a crash. You just have to calculate when. In the case of Jones vs Alabama, GOP voters rejected Moore. And in doing so, …

December 12th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The War On Christmas? Sign Me Up!

Spoiler alert: Santa is “Fake News.” I’m kidding of course, although in this political climate, who knows? How did Christmas get so complicated? I love Christmas, but I still say Holidays. Not because I’m afraid of offending my Jewish, Muslim, or Christian friends; I say “Happy Holidays” just to tweak Republicans who think I’m being …

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December 11th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip News: Less Of Moore, Please

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com The president made a robocall for this guy, Roy Moore, and Trump compared Moore to a force of nature. Force of nature? Yeah, Roy Moore …

December 10th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The Washington Post and Trump’s Small Hands

The Washington Post has been on the front lines of a political battle with a President before, but has acknowledged that these are unique times. Tweets, Facebook, Russian bots and Trump’s own Pravda, FOX news, have made it even harder, not to accurately report the news, but to battle Trump’s claims to the contrary. Almost …

December 8th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Diversity Our Greatest Strength Against GOP

A Republican congressman says “diversity” is not a strength. He says it’s “common sense.” Well, what do you expect from a white, middle aged man from the mid-west? Actually, all of evolutionary science says the opposite. The only thing to survive a nuclear war will be cockroaches (and possibly my student debt), and that’s because …

December 8th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Give Peace A Chance. Again

John Lennon wasn’t my hero. I was too young for the Beatles; they “retired” in 1970. I heard their music over the years, but it didn’t resonate. The Beatle who died 37 years ago today was an enigma to a teenage boy growing up as a musician. Instead of wallowing in excess, he married this …

December 7th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Democrats Take The High Road, After All Else Fails

An Alabaman church is comparing Roy Moore’s accusers to the Romans and going on to compare Moore’s plight to the guy for whom after they named their church. Here’s the problem with that logic; JC didn’t fondle 14 year-olds. And to quote a t-shirt from the 70’s, “Jesus is coming, and boy is he pissed!” …

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December 6th, 2017

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InsideChip News: At Least Michael Flynn Didn’t Grope Any Russians

A new poll has found that 50 percent of Roy Moore’s supporters plan to vote for him because “he’s the best person for the job.” Of course they think the job is Santa Clause at the mall Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to …

December 6th, 2017

Chip Franklin

When Moore Wins, Blame Franken

We are not an incredibly sophisticated country. By that I mean we live in the literal, where nuance goes to die. Where Americans deny the existence of time because the hands of a clock move with a grace and subtlety that escapes their lazy gaze. Where a Donald Trump can wrap his vitriolic hate in …

December 5th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Will The Real GOP Please Stand Up?

Note: I’m burying the lead, but follow me. With all of the talk of obstruction and the legal maneuvering it will take to end this Faustian nightmare, one thing to remember is Roy Moore. Just two weeks ago, McConnell and Co denounced Moore as a predator. They actually said “predator.” They discussed how they would …

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December 4th, 2017

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InsideChip News: Is Trump Profoundly Unbalanced?

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com “Some psychiatrists say his body language shows disturbing signs, where other mental health professionals say …

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December 4th, 2017

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InsideChip-Taxes and Oxy

Chip Franklin is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

December 2nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

No Collusion? Let’s Define it First

Trump denies he colluded with Russians. So what is collusion? Collusion is among other things an agreement between two or more parties to obtain an objective forbidden by law. That sounds pretty straightforward. So let’s go back to the Manafort, Kushner, Trump Jr. meeting at the Trump tower in June, 2016, when Trump Jr. expressed …

December 2nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

Boycott San Francisco or Boycott The Facts?

There’s a small, but emotional group of Americans who are upset at the Kate Steinle verdict and are calling for a boycott of San Francisco. The problem is they’re boycotting the wrong things. The jury that found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of murder, considered the facts and returned with the only verdict they could. …

December 2nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

The White House Xmas Party? I Won’t Be Attending.

The annual White House Christmas party for reporters is always worthy of a few jokes. During the course of the year a popular joke among the press corps is “Man you pissed them off. You won’t get an invitation to the Christmas party.” Apparently April Ryan, the African American reporter from American Urban Radio Networks, …

December 1st, 2017

Chip Franklin

Wal-Mart: America’s Real Embarrassment

Wal-Mart is a great place to shop. That is if you don’t mind the under-paid employees, the shitty benefits, the guns and groceries beatdown of America’s small businesses, the Chinese influence and now this; Violence and racism. The T-shirt pictured here was on sale at Wal-Mart until just recently. No, really. Wal-Mart sold a t-shirt …

December 1st, 2017

Chip Franklin

We Need Tiger

I was at my desk, listening to ESPN, when I heard a report that Tiger Woods had shot a 69. I smiled. When Tiger Woods was on, there was no other. I’ve seen Jack and Arnie, Trevino, Hogan and Player and if I had to bet on one ball-striker for 18 holes, in his day, …

December 1st, 2017

Chip Franklin

Did Flynn Cooperate To Save His Son?

What does Flynn’s arrest mean? The former National Security Advisor’s guilty plea indicates that he’s cooperating with Mueller. He could have been charged with multiple offenses, from his work with Turkey, to possible perjury charges. But what does that mean for the President and his star-crossed family and administration? Trump has dealings with the Russians …

December 1st, 2017

Chip Franklin

The Real Reason Why Kate Steinle Died

The reason Kate Steinle is dead has nothing to do with “Illegal” immigration or sanctuary cities or building border walls. But that’s what you’ll hear. And without a sense of irony, or forensic insight, that’s the conclusion you might draw. But you’d be wrong. Kate Steinle is dead because elected US Government officials in Washington …

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November 30th, 2017

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InsideChip, InsideNews Nov 30

Chip Franklin is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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November 27th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip, InsideTrump

Chip Franklin is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Trump is now saying that the infamous Access Hollywood tape is fake. Says it …

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November 23rd, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip, InsideThanksgiving

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Trump’s tax plan works like this; rich people won’t pay taxes in the hope that …

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November 19th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews “The Drudge Effect”

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com The Drudge Report started 20 years ago with a semen stained dress, and it’s been …

November 17th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Time For Men To Be Men

There is a great difference between what Al Franken admits doing and the actions of Roy Moore. There is even a greater difference, however, between the actions of these two men and the rest of us who shake our heads and collectively ask, WTF? Why would a man touch or kiss a woman without her …

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November 16th, 2017

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InsideChip, InsideNews Nov 18

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Trump yesterday removed restrictions on importing African elephant trophies, meaning Americans will soon be able …

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November 15th, 2017

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InsideChip, InsideNews Nov 15

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com The three idiots from UCLA caught shoplifting in China are now free. While in China …

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November 14th, 2017

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InsideChip-InsideNews Nov 14

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Mattel is introducing “Hijab Barbie” Thats right, the new Muslim Barbie will be in stores …

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November 12th, 2017

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InsideChip-InsideNews, Nov 13

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Sean Hannity, who’s soul disappeared sometime in the 90’s, proved it when he wholeheartedly supported …

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November 9th, 2017

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InsideChip-InsideNews Nov 9

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Senator Rand Paul’s neighbor allegedly beat the crap out of Paul up because he didn’t …

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November 7th, 2017

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InsideChip InsideNews Nov 8

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com Trump is the alcoholic husband you see on COPS pounding on the door at 2:00am …

November 5th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Our Founding Fathers Sucked At Math

Ron Chernow is the author of “Hamilton,” the book that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical. And in his 700-plus pages of remarkable insight, he does come to some remarkably shocking conclusions. One is that our founding fathers sucked at math. It’s true. Hidden inside the compromise that relocated the nation’s capital from New York to …

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November 3rd, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Nov 3

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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November 2nd, 2017

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InsideChip-InsideNews Nov 2

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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November 1st, 2017

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InsideChip-InsideNews Nov 1

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com  

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November 1st, 2017

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InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 27

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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October 26th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 26

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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October 23rd, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 23

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

October 22nd, 2017

Chip Franklin

Millennials Are Paying For It, But Will The Democrats Pay More?

The good news is… Since the election, millennials have stepped up. Subscriptions to “real media,” that is publications with traditional standards of verification, multiple sourced investigations and on-staff ombudsmen, have more than doubled since Trump’s election. And that’s good news. The bad news is, if you’re a Democrat, the truth hurts. The optimistic uptick comes …

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October 19th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 22

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

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October 18th, 2017

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InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 18

Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk show host to ever win this award. He hosts the afternoon drive show at KGO radio in San Francisco and is the publisher of InsideTheBeltway.com

October 18th, 2017

Chip Franklin

“Fake News;” The New Normal, The New Danger

For theater of the absurd, you could not beat the scene at the White House Monday afternoon. On the back steps of the Oval Office leading to the Rose Garden President Donald Trump trotted out Senator Mitch McConnell as the two renewed their vows for the media. The President, who had only one full news …

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October 17th, 2017

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InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 17

The Dow Jones industrial average exceeded 23,000 for the first time in US history. Trump supporters and Wall Street analysts say it shows the presidents strong leadership on economic issues. The people in Puerto Rico however said, go f*ck yourself. Chip is winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, the only talk …

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October 16th, 2017

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InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 16

Trump played a round of golf Sunday with KY Senator Rand Paul, normally a tough critic of Trump. When asked by reporters who won the game, Paul said. “The president never loses, and if you excuse me, I have to go get something out of my ass.”

October 14th, 2017

Chip Franklin

The Right To (My) Life

When does life begin? That’s a question for the ages. Some say life begins at conception, others say life begins at birth. Newt Gingrich says life begins after he divorces a cancer-ridden wife. The point is, no one knows, but that doesn’t stop anti-abortion groups from pretending they do. It’s no coincidence that the current …

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October 11th, 2017

Chip Franklin

InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 11

Dear sirs, I’ll keep this short. STFU.

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October 9th, 2017

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InsideChip-InsideNews Oct 9

People are watching to see how liberals respond to Trump. So act like you talk, because now it really matters.

October 6th, 2017

Chip Franklin

Are You Ready For Some Redneck?

These are ironic times. Or maybe not. I was watching Monday Night Football a couple weeks ago when Hank Williams Jr.’s “Are You Ready For Some Football” rattled my cage. In case you don’t remember, this is the song that opened Monday Night Football for more than a decade until Williams was fired in 2011 …

October 4th, 2017

Chip Franklin

We are Under Attack and the Terrorists Are White Men With Guns

While Trump bans Muslims and attacks people of color, a dark shadow emerges. While Trump scorns the peaceful protests of NFL players, calling them sons of bitches, a plot unfolds. While Mexican-Americans feed the nation, and 800,000 fully vetted Dreamers go to work and go to school, Trump calls them rapists and murderers and Congress …

October 3rd, 2017

Chip Franklin

An American Man With Few Peers

“Well I don’t know, but I’ve been told, You never slow down, you never grow old.” Tom Petty’s sudden departure has affected me profoundly. Maybe because he left me when I needed him most, with the world seemingly beginning to unravel. I don’t know. But I just didn’t love his music, I loved Tom Petty. …

October 2nd, 2017

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I Don’t Give a Shit About Your Handgun

Usually, I’m slightly amused when “gun rights” advocates parse words over the definition of an “assault rifle.” But not today. Dozens dead, hundreds injured, and you will again scream about your right to own a gun. So let me get this out there. I don’t give a shit about your handguns. Despite the overwhelming evidence …

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September 30th, 2017

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September 29th, 2017

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Darrell Hammond; What a Real Artist Looks Like

The Washington Post published an extensive piece today on SNL veteran Darrell Hammond, a friend of mine whom I met back in 80s. Normally, I would hesitate to call him a friend, in that we were on the road together 30 years ago when no one knew our names, and today he is one of …

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September 28th, 2017

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September 28th, 2017

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Hugh Hefner Was a First Class Creep

As we look back on the life of Hugh Hefner, I hear revisionist rumblings of how he was a “crusader” for the sexual revolution. Really? Sex doesn’t need a crusader. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s almost seven billion people in the world. Sex is doing just fine. Hugh Hefner wasn’t a visionary. He was …

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September 26th, 2017

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September 25th, 2017

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Courage is Kaepernick, and Now This Guy

I have two heroes today; Colin Kaepernick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Colin Kaepernick is an unemployed professional football player who ignited the US with his protest against the shooting of young, unarmed black males. And all he did was nothing. Colin Kaepernick sat still during the national anthem. That’s it. He didn’t raise a fist …

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September 24th, 2017

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September 22nd, 2017

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September 21st, 2017

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September 14th, 2017

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September 14th, 2017

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For Every 20-Foot Wall, There’s a 21-Foot Ladder

Trump’s insistence on building a wall, a beautiful wall, is really not about a wall. It’s about the “idea” of building a wall. Trump says he knows how to build things, like his Trump towers, so a wall would be easy. (Although I’m not sure how the two compare, unless he built a 2200 mile-high …

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September 14th, 2017

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September 12th, 2017

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August 7th, 2017

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Libertarians Need To Wake Up

Libertarian? My realization after riding this train after 9/11 thru the 2008 crash is there is no such thing. The truth is we are a great country, not because of business, but because of the great government programs that created a competitive playing field. I know, having lived in DC for most of my life …

August 2nd, 2017

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Progressives and Evolution

I’m a progressive who 17 years ago was a social liberal, fiscal conservative. Or more to the point, I was wrong. It took two recessions and real-life experiences to truly understand the macro-economics at play. The best way to understand capitalism is to first understand “capital.” Let’s imagine capital as a pile of baseball bats. …

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